Tag Archives: Pete Buttigieg

Trump: I’d Think I’d Like Running Against Mayor Pete

The Hill reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he would welcome the opportunity to run against Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, his first direct comment on the South Bend, Ind. mayor. In an interview with David Webb on SiriusXM, Trump speculated that he may end up campaigning for the presidency in 2020 against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Vice President …

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IOWA: Christian Activists Depict Mayor Pete As Lashing Jesus, “Every Vote Is A Lash On The Back Of Christ”

Raw Story reports: A group of anti-LGBT protesters followed Pete Buttigieg to another town in Iowa for a bizarre demonstration. One man demonstrated his hatred for homosexuality by dressing up as Buttigieg and whipping another man dressed as Jesus on the cross, while a third man dressed as Satan harangued confused onlookers in front of a garage in Marshalltown. “Beat …

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Tucker Carlson Mocks Media Hype For Mayor Pete: They Want To “Consume Every Last Drop Of Buttigieg, Yum”

“Imagine how it must feel to be to be Beto O’Rourke right now. If you’re O’Rourke, you’re out there running for president really hard, or at least running for vice president. You are running anyway. You are giving speech after speech every day: ‘Children are our future. Today the first day of the rest of your life.’ Inspiring stuff like …

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IOWA: Christian Activist Randall Terry Screams About “Sodom And Gomorrah” At Mayor Pete’s Rally [VIDEO]

Politico Playbook reports: South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg swept into Iowa on Tuesday, drawing some of the biggest crowds of the 2020 race so far in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. He faced anti-gay hecklers at two events, including in Des Moines where a man in the crowd shouted ‘remember Sodom and Gomorrah!’ just after Buttigieg talked about marrying his husband, …

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Mayor Pete To Headline Human Rights Campaign Gala

Via press release: Today, HRC announced that Pete Buttigieg, a trailblazer who made history in launching his presidential campaign, will speak at the HRC Las Vegas Dinner on Saturday, May 11. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the first openly gay candidate to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. “Mayor Pete Buttigieg is changing hearts and minds across America in …

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Maddow Asks Mayor Pete About Coming Out [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pressed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday about the personal journey he took to come out as an openly gay public figure in conservative Indiana. Maddow, 46, prefaced the conversation by warning the mayor of South Bend, Ind., that she had “an awkward question” for him, before explaining how she …

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Fox Owner’s Son Makes Max Donation To Mayor Pete

Mediaite reports: James Murdoch, the son of media mogul and Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch, made the maximum possible donation to Democrat Pete Buttigeig‘s 2020 presidential campaign. According to newly filed reports, the Murdoch son donated $2,800 to the South Bend, Indiana mayor’s campaign, which is the maximum possible donation to a primary candidate. Despite his last name, James Murdoch …

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LIVE VIDEO: Mayor Pete Formally Launches 2020 Bid

The New York Times reports: Pete Buttigieg, the young Midwestern mayor whose presidential bid has been an unlikely early focus of attention from Democratic voters and donors, was set to officially kick off his campaign on Sunday afternoon in his hometown. Mr. Buttigieg, a 37-year-old Rhodes Scholar and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, would represent a series of historic …

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NOM Fundraises Off Mayor Pete: He Has “Slapped All Of Us In The Face” Just For Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

Via press release from hate group leader Brian Brown: When Buttigieg announced in 2015 that he was gay, Pence was asked by the media for his reaction. He commented, “I hold Mayor Buttigieg in the highest personal regard. I see him as a dedicated public servant and a patriot.” Last week Buttigieg repaid Pence’s kindness with a slap in the …

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Mike Pence: I Don’t Believe In Discrimination, Mayor Pete’s Problem Is With The First Amendment [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Vice President Mike Pence responded to criticism from 2020 White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg (D) in an interview that aired on Friday, accusing the South Bend, Ind., mayor of ginning up a conflict for votes. In an interview with CNN, Pence said that the mayor knew that Pence did not have a problem with him over his …

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Mayor Pete On Ellen: Mike Pence Should Say He Has Changed His Mind And Backs LGBT Protections [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: In a taped appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” scheduled to air Friday, Pete Buttigieg responded to Pence’s accusation that he criticized the vice president’s faith when he said the “Mike Pences” of the world should understand that he didn’t choose to be gay. ‘“I’m not critical of his faith; I’m critical of bad policies,” Buttigieg said. …

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Tony Perkins: God Didn’t Make Mayor Pete Gay [VIDEO]

“The fact is, God does not create people that way. Now, there’s circumstances that lead one maybe down that path, and I’m not saying anyone would choose that lifestyle. But to say that they were made by God? First off, the science doesn’t back that up, and Scripture doesn’t back that up, because Jesus himself spoke to what marriage was. …

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Mother Pence On Mayor Pete: He Needs To Understand Not To Attack People For Their Religious Beliefs [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Karen and Charlotte Pence have responded to Pete Buttigieg’s comments this week challenging “the Mike Pence’s of the world” for believing homosexuality is a choice. While on tour for their book “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President,” the pair appeared on The Brian Kilmeade Show on Fox Radio Tuesday, where they defended …

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Mayor Pete Blasts Evangelical Hypocrisy In Supporting Trump: He’s Not Consistent With Anything In Scripture

NBC News reports: Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, defended his lack of experience Sunday, arguing that voters should look at the “quality, as well as quantity” of time spent in public service. Appearing on “Meet the Press” a week before he formally announces his presidential bid, Buttigieg argued he would step into the White House with more …

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Mayor Pete Blasts Trump’s “Socialist” Attacks [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Pete Buttigieg, the youthful mayor of South Bend, Indiana, whose presidential exploratory committee has attracted a surge of interest in recent weeks coinciding with a steady rise in the polls, defended his past criticisms of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Thursday, while pushing back on Republican …

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Mayor Pete Teases “Special Announcement” For April 14

South Bend’s NBC affiliate reports: The mayor of South Bend will be making a special announcement next week. In the last few weeks, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said he’d decide soon if he’ll officially run for president in the 2020 election. He currently has a presidential exploratory committee. Mayor Buttigieg posted a video on twitter Thursday morning asking people to join …

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Mayor Pete Isn’t Sure Trump Is Really A Christian: It’s Hard To See His Actions As Somebody Who Believes

USA Today reports: Does Buttigieg think Trump is a Christian? “I’m reluctant to comment on another person’s faith, but I would say it is hard to look at this president’s actions and believe that they’re the actions of somebody who believes in God,” he said. “I just don’t understand how you can be as worshipful of your own self as …

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Bernie Sanders Raises $18.2 Million In First Six Weeks

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) raised $18.2 million in his first six weeks as a candidate, his campaign announced, a large sum that will likely lead the Democratic presidential field. Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said Tuesday morning that those donations had come from 900,000 donations, and the average donation was $20. That number of donors fell …

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Mayor Pete Officiates Impromptu Wedding Ceremony For Couple On Way To Their Baby’s C-Section Delivery

Pete Buttigieg writes on his Facebook page: I never would have guessed how this morning would begin for me. Unstructured time is rare especially these days, but I got to the Mayor’s office early today after my morning run, and took a few minutes to read the news and answer text messages before my first meeting. After going out into …

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68% “Comfortable” With Gay Presidential Candidate

NBC News reports: As recently as 2006, when Pete Buttigieg was 24 years old, more than half of Americans said they would be “very uncomfortable” (34 percent) or have “reservations” (19 percent) about a gay or lesbian person running for president. That year, just five percent said they’d be enthusiastic about an LGBT candidate, according to an NBC/WSJ poll. An …

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